Saturday, December 18, 2010

Local Bead Store - Sparkle Spot
Sparkle Spot Bead Shop
7901 46th Ave N
St. Petersburg, FL 33709


Tue-Sat: 11am-7pm
Sun: By Appointment
Mon: closed

The Sparkle Spot is a small boutique that shares a store space with a book store. It's jammed packed with great beads. There are lots of finished pieces on display for inspiration and the owner was just a doll. Heck, she 's just about as enthusiastic about beading as me - lol - yep, she's got it bad. Out of the 3 shops that I have visited here so far, she has been the most friendly. We had a great time chatting. She showed me some of here pieces with different designs and some using a fairly new bead from Miyuki, the long magatama. It's like the fringe drop bead but a bit longer and pointier. They looked awesome done up in a Russian spiral, and embellishing a simple herringbone bracelet. Projects to follow. Pictures of the magatama beads below and my booty. I'll definitely make another trip back to the shop before we leave.

Breaking news - Kelly has just joined the Hive so I hope she'll share some photos of her work!

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